Reprinted from the Inman Times (May 15, 1925)
That lots of folks we know
All gather up their money
Just ev’ry week or so
And with a car’s assistance,
On special shopping bent,
In some town at a distance,
Spend ev’ry blessed cent.
Now, if you told these people
They slighted their own home town
They’d rise up like a steeple
And, maybe’d knock you down
Why bless you, if they ever
Had given it a thought
It’s 10 to 1 they never
A single thing had bought.
Oh, folks, spend ev’ry dollar
Right in your own home town;
Wear home town shirt and collar
And hat and show and gown
Your home town needs your money
To keep its stores alive,
It’s business people sunny,
With hope to work and thrive.
It’s here you make your living,
It’s here you eat and live,
Then help your town by giving
Just all that you can give.
Just keep your home town growing –
Not some town far away.
It’s here you should be showing
Your interest day to day.
Whatever you are wanting
You’ll find right where you are,
At prices just as tempting
As in some towns afar.
So, people, think this over
And for the future plan,
Each be a home town lover
And help it all you can.
Your Purchase may be big or small
We treat all folks the same;
A good square deal for one and all
To please you is our aim.
You who are shopping outside the old home town,
You who let your love for bargain, cause you a far to roam
We give you a special invitation to the store, right in
your own home town, where you will be treated square,
and can find far greater bargains than can be found
elsewhere outside the old home town.
Folks, the bargains you are hunting for, are waiting
right at home
Folks, spend your money in our own home town.
If we haven’t got what you want, the other man has.